Monthly Archives: May 2007

Microsoft Releases New Hardware Interface: Surface Computing

  PRESS RELEASE: "The launch of Microsoft Surface marks the beginning of a new technology category and a user-interface revolution. Surface, Microsoft’s first surface computer, provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface … Continue reading

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Parent’s Guide to Microsoft’s Windows Vista

  Windows Vista’s parental controls help families set limits to their children’s computer usage.  Available in Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate these new features allow individual customizations to safeguard each member of the family.   Your child’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft Officially Acknowledges AND Announces Windows XP Service Pack 3

  A recent Microsoft Press Release announced a joint commitment with Juniper Networks for providing interoperability using standards-based network access control at Interop Las Vegas.   Buried in the press release is Microsoft’s announcement there will indeed be a Windows XP SP3 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Updates “ZoomIt” Annotation Tool for Windows

  SysInternals Site Discussion Blog: "This update fixes a bug in the scratch pad support for typing." –> Download ZoomIt v1.42 Click Here for All Free Windows Vista Software

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Nikon Updates Windows Vista RAW Codec

  Microsoft PhotoBlog: "The issues with the Nikon RAW codec that we reported last week were due to an expired certificate and have been addressed." –> Download the Updated Nikon Codec   Click Here for All Free Windows Vista Software

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Microsoft Updates Windows Desktop Search 3.0

  Microsoft has released a minor update to Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.0 that adds: additional support for enterprise deployment, and "stability improvements".   Windows Desktop Search (WDS) 3.01 (not needed for Vista)   WDS 3.01 for Windows XP WDS … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases ODF and UOF OpenXML Translator Add-ins for Office

  Microsoft continues to demonstrate their commitment to open document standards, by releasing two new add-ins for Microsoft Office supporting the "Open Document Format" (ODF); and the upcoming Chinese "Uniform Office Format" (UOF)   OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office (XP, 2003, … Continue reading

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KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 2006 — Free Concert Stream!

  Wow, it’s been another year! I’m off to work the 2007 KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta — hope you can watch our concert stream here Saturday 19 at 1:30 PM PST KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 2007 – Show Information Bud … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Digital Effects Plug-in for Windows Live Messenger

  Digital Effects, a plug-in for Windows Live Messenger video chatting, produces special effects for video communication. While the plug-in loads, users can select 3-D costumes or other digital effects in a pop-up window, and those effects will be applied … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces 2006-2007 Winners of Next-Gen PC Design Competition

  The winners of Microsoft and the Industrial Designers Society of America’s competition have been announced. The designers and students were "challenged to rethink the Windows-based PC experience."   Some people laugh at features appearing "far-out" today. When the idea of … Continue reading

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